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Fairfield High School has had a record 446 applications
Fairfield High School has had a record 446 applications for places for 2017.
It means the secondary school in Horfield is oversubscribed for a third successive year. The number of families putting FHS as their top school rocketed to 169, with 131 naming it as their second preference and 146 as their third.
All 216 places have been offered to prospective students. Details of waiting lists and how to appeal can be found on the Bristol City Council website.
Fairfield is an 11-16 school that serves a diverse inner-city community. It is rated by Ofsted as Good with Outstanding features. The school is part of the Excalibur Academies Trust, which provides a strong support network.
Head of School Nick Lewis said: “It is fantastic that Fairfield High School is now one of the most oversubscribed schools in Bristol. This is an amazing testament to the hard work and dedication of FHS staff, students and parents. It shows that our community really values the work that everyone does in school and in the wider area.”
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The X Factor hits St John’s Marlborough
Twelve of the most talented performers at St John’s Marlborough, plus a few surprise guests performed in the St John’s X Factor Live Final on Wednesday in the Theatre on the Hill at St John’s to an audience of over 200.
The winner of the competition was Ann Liu Cannon, a Year 13 student at St John’s, and the prize was a one hour limousine ride for Ann and her friends on Friday afternoon, the last day of term.
See the St John’s Press Release Dec 16 X Factor Winner Celebrates.
Ann Liu Cannon (left) and friends celebrate her SJM X Factor win with a limousine ride on the last day of term.
Poignant Remembrance Service at FHS
Students and staff at Fairfield High School in Horfield were joined by former pupils to mark Armistice Day.
Members of the Old Fairfieldian’s Society attended the Remembrance ceremony at the school in Allfoxton Road on November 11.
Students Alice Towle (Y8) and Gabriel Thomas (Y9) read a poem before the Last Post was played by bugler Ian Beattie, of the Rotary Club of Bristol.
At 11am, the hundreds of students and staff who had turned out on the balconies surrounding the school’s atrium observed two minutes’ silence.
The visitors, accompanied by Head of School Nick Lewis, then went outside to the war memorial plaque – which was transferred from the original school when the new one opened a decade ago to lay a wreath.
The Old Fairfieldians commented on how respectful each and every student was during the whole service.
In the coming months, Mr Beattie will be spending time with student trumpeters in order to pass his 68 years’ of experience onto them; the vision being that at next year’s service, they will play independently.